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Human factors - Top ten - 1. Organisational change

1. Organisational change (and transition management)

Definition
Any change to the structure, population or distribution of roles and responsibilities of an organisation that may impact safety. Can include one or a combination of:

  • business re-engineering;
  • downsizing;
  • delayering;
  • empowerment;
  • multiskilling;
  • outsourcing/ contractorisation; and
  • mergers, de-mergers and acquisitions.

Consequences
Can include reduction in resources, competence or motivation to deal with:

  • upsets and crises;
  • emergencies;
  • maintenance; and,
  • Safety Management System.

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